Creative Writing Director Heather Woodward has been teaching at SOTA since 1997. A Bay Area native and the daughter of public school educators, Ms. Woodward graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Film Studies from U.C. Berkeley. While there, she studied writing with Ishmael Reed, Floyd Salas, Charles Muscatine, and Gary Soto. Heather received her MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She founded the SOTA Creative Writing Program in 2002.
The Artists-in-Residence in the Creative Writing Department and the revolving door of wonderful visitors are a lively and diverse group. Their unique experiences, fresh perspectives, and varied skill sets enhance and enrich the coursework, both on and off campus. Check out the guest list and meet the family!